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Overbeck, Bernard "B."

House 1866 (District 3)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Aitkin, Andy Johnson (defunct), Becker, Breckenridge (defunct), Buchanan (defunct), Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Douglas, Itasca, Lake, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Wadena

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1823
Birth Place: Hanover
Birth County:
Birth Country: Germany
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: B.
Alternate Spelling of Last Name: Overpeck
City of Residence (when first elected): Saint Cloud
Occupation (when first elected): Hotel Keeper

EDUCATION

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Judge: St. Cloud, Minnesota (Magistrate, he was the first one); 18?? to 18??
County Government: Stearns County, Minnesota (Sheriff); 18?? to 18??
County Government: Stearns County, Minnesota (Coroner); 18?? to 18??

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

His name was incorrectly spelled as Overpeck in the historical lists of members in the Minnesota Legislative Manuals. The Minnesota Journal of the House, 1866 lists Overbeck. A relative confirmed that is the correct spelling. The Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1866 lists both Overpeck and Overbeck.

He came to Minnesota in 1857.

According to a relative "He was one of the first pioneer residents in St. Cloud, he owned the first hotel, and he was one of the first sheriffs, coroner, and had the
first jail. This log cabin he had, which was the jail, hotel, and sheriff´s department, is the oldest standing building in St. Cloud and is located on the grounds here [St. Cloud] in Heritage Park."

Birth year, first name, and birth place provided by a relative.

Total Days Served: 371

SESSIONS SERVED

8th Legislative Session (1866)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 03
Elected: 11/7/1865
Residence: Saint Cloud
Term of Office: 1/2/1866 to 1/7/1867
Counties Represented: Aitkin, Andy Johnson (defunct), Becker, Breckenridge (defunct), Buchanan (defunct), Carlton, Cass, Crow Wing, Douglas, Itasca, Lake, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pembina (defunct), Polk, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Wadena
Occupation: Hotel Keeper
Party: Not Available
Committees:
  • Roads and Bridges, and Navigable Streams
  • Towns and Counties
No other information has been entered for this legislator.